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Covid-19 Pandemic and the Lack of Democracy in Nicaragua

Manuel Orozco outlines how Daniel Ortega’s regime is using the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity to ensure political survival. Regardless of the measure used, Nicaragua is the country that has least adhered to efforts to mitigate the pandemic. The consequences of the government’s inaction are deadly.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

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Failed Democratic Order in Nicaragua

On November 26, 2019, The Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event “Failed Democratic Order in Nicaragua” in response to the report recently released by the OAS High-Level Commission on Nicaragua. The report followed the General Assembly’s June 2019 mandate calling for an assessment of the political situation in the country.

Tamar Ziff

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Attacks on Press Freedom in Nicaragua

On November 19, 2019, the Inter-American Dialogue, in partnership with the Committee to Protect Journalists, hosted the event, “Attacks on Press Freedom in Nicaragua.” The conversation centered around the Nicaraguan government’s persistent attempts to stifle freedom of expression since anti-government protests broke out in April 2018.

Laura Porras

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Defender la dignidad y derrotar la transgresión

Las acciones recientes del gobierno de Daniel Ortega incitando la violencia, permitiendo la humillación y la tortura policial, fomentando que otros hagan lo mismo, representan la continuidad de la autoridad política por la vía de la transgresión.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

Remittances, Migration and Development in Nicaragua

The current and sustained political instability in Nicaragua paints a worrisome picture. As a result, migration to Costa Rica, and likely to other countries, has grown significantly. 

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

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A Conversation with Valdrack Jaentschke

On September 24, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a conversation between Valdrack Jaentschke, Nicaragua’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Dialogue President Michael Shifter. The conversation began with introductory observations on some of the most poignant issues currently going on in Nicaragua; where according to the OAS and UN, protests against the Ortega regime have been met with repression from the government.

Gastón Ocampo

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U.S. condemns ‘Ortega regime’ amid deadly protests in Nicaragua

Last week, Nicaragua marked the 39th anniversary of the end of the Somoza dictatorship amidst violent protests that have taken the lives of more than 300 people. Manuel Orozco talked with CBS News about Ortega’s regime and the need for a democratic solution.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ CBS News

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El desgaste del conflicto en Nicaragua

En este episodio de Foro Interamericano, Manuel Orozco conversa sobre la situación de represión en Nicaragua, la fase en la que se encuentra el conflicto, y las posibles alternativas de salida para Daniel Ortega.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ Voice of America

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Shifter: Es difícil imaginar que Ortega llegue hasta el final de su mandato

Michael Shifter fue entrevistado por NTN24 acerca de la crisis en Nicaragua. Frente a la tensión política que se vive en el país, Shifter opinó que “puede ser que Ortega intente seguir con la represión contra la oposición y puede funcionar por un tiempo, pero no creo que le vaya a funcionar a la larga, creo que no va a llegar a 2021. Es difícil imaginar que Ortega termine hasta el final de su mandato.”

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24